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Apr 29, 2009 at 08:44 PM

*Use ReportSource or DataBindigs property to specify a report source.*


Hi Everyone,

Iu2019m having issues viewing any report in my application. I deployed .NET 2003 application which contains a Crystal Report Viewer.

ERROR MSG: Load report failed.

The following renders on the page......

CrystalReportViewer - CrystalReportViewer1

Use ReportSource or DataBindigs property to specify a report source.

It appears the aspx page is rendered exactly as it appears in my IDE when no code is ran. I step through the code and see that data is being returned. On the client site I see this in SQL Profiler Trace.

The application works on other web servers.

MS Windows Server 2003/Enterprise Edition/Service Pack 2

MS Windows Server 2003/Web Edition/Service Pack 2

The problem server properties are as follows:

MS Windows Server 2003 R2/Standard x64 Edition/Service Pack 2

During the install of my application, a virtual directory was created CrystalReportWebFormViewer2:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Crystal Reports\Viewers\

I downloaded NET Framework Version 1.1 and installed. The following frameworks are now installed




I created a new Application Pool for my application and the accompanying CrystalReportWebFormViewer2. The respective virtual directories were assigned to use this app pool. The default web site and other virtual directories use the default Application Pool.

The following files exist and are registered.

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Crystal Decisions\1.0\bin\Keycodev2.dll

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Crystal Decisions\1.0\bin\Crqe.dll

I notice another virtual directory unrelated to my install

C:\Program Files (x86)\Business Objects\Common\3.5\crystalreportviewers115

As well as another Desktop Application using Crystal Reports 11.5

Iu2019m not sure what other information you guys may need. Can anyone recognize this issue so far? Please let me know if you need more information.


Edited by: Jerry Wood on Apr 29, 2009 4:53 PM